If a pink cyclone Barbie summer dominated, now it’s up to the echo Venice Film Festival tease moviegoers. Many long-awaited films on the Lido go straight to theaters or digital platforms, starting with a festival action movie Luc Besson on a satire on Pinochet, the heir to Chilean cinema Pablo Larraindown to the Italian bishop in the lagoon, new work by Matteo Garrone.
Among the films that will be released in Italian theaters and streaming in September 2023, here are the ones we don’t want to miss.
I am the captain Matteo Garrone
Four years after the black tale in live action Pinocchiodirector Gomorrah returns with a story of migration, an adventurous journey of two young people, Seydou and Moussa, who leave Dakar to reach Europe. A’Modern Odyssey through the traps of the desert, the horrors of detention centers in Libya and the perils of the sea. With Seydou Sarr and Mustafa Fall.
I am the captain he is one of five Italian ensigns claiming the title of Golden Lion in Venice from 30 August to 9 September.
From September 7 in the cinema from 01 Distribution.
best age of my life Alessandro Bardani
The best movie in Generator section +18 on the last Giffoni Film Festival, best age of my life this is a directorial debut with an odd pair of actors Sergio Castellitto and bullshit comedian Valerio Lundini. It tells of the meeting of a long-liver projected into the future and a young man anchored in the past and their journey to rediscover their origins. Italy still has an absurd lawIn fact, this prevents Giovanni (Lundini), the unrecognized son at birth, from knowing the identity of his biological parents before he is 100 years old. To attract public opinion, his only hope is to enlist the complicity of Gustavo (Castellito), the only centenarian who was not recognized as alive at birth. The only one who would have the right to take advantage of this legislation, but does not seem to be interested in it.
Also in the cast are Carla Signoris, Sandra Milo, Antonio Zavatteri, Elena Lander, Marzio El Moeti, Betty Pedrazzi.
From September 7 in a movie theater distributed by Lucky Red.
Murder in Venice Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh continues his journey as an actor-director in Agatha Christie Detectives and then Murder on the Orient Express (2017) e Murder on the Nile (2022), here it is with Murder in Venice. He is always in the mustache and intuition of detective Hercule Poirot. And here is a list of actors and suspects: Michelle Yeoh, Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly. For a film in Italy based on the novel Poirot and the Massacre of the Innocents – couldn’t miss our show: Riccardo Scamarchio.
The film takes place in post-war Venice, on the eve of All Saints’ Day. Poirot is now retired and in self-imposed exile in the lagoon city. When she reluctantly attends a séance in a crumbling haunted mansion, one of the guests is killed…
From September 14 in a movie theater distributed by Walt Disney.
Kenneth Branagh in “Murder in Venice”
big chariot Philip Garrel
Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlinale 2023, big chariot this is the story of a family of puppeteers: brothers Louis, Martha and Lena; father managing the company; and a grandmother who makes dolls. Together they form a troupe and put on puppet shows. One day after the performance, the father dies of a stroke, leaving the children alone.
At 75, Father Garrel reunites his actor sons in a film: “I wanted to make a film with my three sons, who in recent years have become actors one after another directed by other directors,” said the French director. “I understand that portraying my family is a pleasure usually inherent in artists. Since my children are 22, 30 and 38 years old, I needed to find an excuse to bring them together on stage at the appropriate age.” Indeed, in the cast Louis Garrel, Esther Garrel and Lena Garrel. In addition to Damien Mongen, Aurélien Recoin, Francine Berger, Asma Messauden, Mathilde Weil.
From September 14 in a theater distributed by Altre Storie in association with Minerva Pictures.
Louis Garrel in the movie Ursa Major
El Conde Pablo Larrain
The film was at a competition in Venice and immediately on stage. From Larrain, one of the most interesting names in new international cinema, horror with a touch of black comedy which is a parallel universe inspired by the recent history of Chile. Augusto Pinochet (played by Jaime Wadell) is not dead, the dictator lives hiding in a ruined palace on the icy southern tip of the continent in the guise of a vampire who continues to suck the blood of his fellow citizens. But at the age of two hundred and fifty years, Pinochet decides to no longer drink blood and thereby renounce eternal life. He can no longer put up with the fact that the world remembers him as a thief … And he opens up to a new life full of counter-revolutionary passions.
From September 15th streamed on Netflix.
Gran Turismo – The story of a pipe dream Neil Blomkamp
From South African Canadian Neil Blomkamp, who stood out District No. 9 (2009) a film inspired by the true story of a young gamer. Gran Turismo, Yann Mardenboroughwho, after winning a series of competitive races in video games, manages to become a professional driver in reality.
Taken from the famous racing game saga, in the cast Archie Madekwe starring, David Harbor AND Orlando Bloom.
From September 20 in a theater distributed by Eagle Pictures.
True, according to Maureen K. Jean Paul Salome
After Godmotherdirector Jean-Paul Salome returns to directing Isabelle Huppert in a film divided into civic engagement, a thriller, and an oblique reflection on gender inequality. Inspiredamazing true storywas presented in the Skylines section of Venice 2022.
The French diva is the titular Maureen Kearney, a trade union representative for the nuclear power plant of a French multinational corporation. Turned into a whistleblower, she denounces the top-secret deals that have rocked the French nuclear sector. Alone against the whole world, she fights to expose the scandal and protect more than 50,000 jobs. Until she is found at home tied to a chair, with the letter A engraved on her stomach. The frustrated woman remembers nothing of the attack. Investigations follow closely one after the other, but as new elements emerge among the investigators, suspicion begins to grow… From the first victim, Maureen becomes the first suspect.
From September 21 distributed by I Wonder Pictures in association with the Unipol Biografilm Collection.
dog man Luc Besson
From the Venice Film Festival, competition to cinema. Caleb Landry JonesAmerican actor awarded at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival for Nitram, in which he played a fragile boy inspired by multi-killer Martin Bryant, now a young man with a difficult childhood, wounded by life, who finds salvation in the love of his dogs. “Where there is an unfortunate person, God sends a dog,” said the French poet Lamartine.
Luc Besson from action thriller and from festivals. American comedian “JoJo” T. Gibbs also plays the title role.
From September 28 at the movies with Lucky Red.
Caleb Landry Jones in the movie Dogman
asteroid city Wes Anderson
This happens after the presentation. Cannes Film Festival 2023, where he competed for the Palme d’Or and left empty-handed. Admittedly, Wes Anderson has lost his fresh and teasing edge lately, especially in terms of scriptwriting, and his latest films are from French Liberty mailing, Kansas Evening Sun at the same asteroid city – seem more sleepy essays of his pastel aesthetics, symmetries and surreal characters. But… there are essays that need to be studied because they are written by great masters.
asteroid city The action takes place in an imaginary American desert city in 1955, along the route of an academic convention of students and parents shocked by an event from heaven … Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Steve Carell, Margot Robbie, Willem Dafoe and Jeff Goldblum.
From September 14 in theaters with Universal Pictures.
Talk to me Danny and Michael Philippu
From Australia with terror. World premiere at Sundance 2023, hailed by international critics as horror of the year, Talk to me it is a descent into hell that begins when some children go too far and open the door to the spirit world.
Boys group – performed Sophie Wilde, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Byrd and Otis Dhanji — stumbles upon a series of viral videos depicting the shocking effects of a game that borders on the supernatural: a session in which the subject makes contact with the spirits of the afterlife through an embalmed hand that acts as a portal between the world of the living and that of the dead. Here, too, they decide to try their hand at a test of courage by summoning spirits, but breaking the rules of the game…
From September 28 at the movies with Midnight Factory.